Luther Series 4 Will be a Three-Hour Christmas Special about Hunting a Killer Cannibal This December

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From creator Neil Cross and director Sam Miller (No Good Deed) comes the return of the acclaimed BBC drama Luther for a two-part special mini-series. Starring Idris Elba, Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan, Patrick Malahide, Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley, the three-hour season 4 TV movie event airs December 17th, 2015.

The fourth series of Luther has been transformed into a three hour movie set to air on the BBC December 17th. It was known that it would be two extended episodes before but it now looks like they’ll air on the same night giving fans a huge dose of Luther’s return to television.  Check out some new photos here and an official synopsis below:

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This time we find Luther on a leave of absence from the police force, laying low in a rundown cottage. A visit from colleagues, Detective Chief Inspector Theo Bloom (Darren Boyd, Veep, The Worlds End) and Detective Sergeant Emma Lane (Rose Leslie, The Last Witch Hunter, Game of Thrones) brings a shocking piece of news that draws him back to London in search of the truth. At the same time, a gruesome cannibalistic serial killer has struck the city, eating body parts as he goes. With a trail of clues leading from one crime scene to the next, Detective Superintendent Unit Martin Schenk (Dermot Crowley, Babel, Bleak House) and his team must work out the twisted logic that connects each victim. But this murdering mastermind is more than a match for Schenk’s police, outsmarting them at every step. It’s not long before Luther makes his triumphant return to the Bullpen, determined to capture the killer before another mutilated body joins the mounting pile. But he’s dogged at every turn by ghosts from his past. Isolated and volatile, it will take every fiber of Luther’s being to keep it together.

Source: Collider

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